I don’t usually write reviews, but I had to for this excellent product. I purchased an iOptron Starguider Pro and for the first couple of days, it was very difficult to align Polaris in the small telescope view of the StarGuider as in the dark spots, there are no many stars closer to it. This little tool makes star align so easy even if you reach the spot after it’s dark ( it’s somehow easier to find and align Polaris without this tool if you are at the spot during twilight ).
The customer support is also great as the team reached out to me to confirm my SkyGuider Pro compatibility before shipping the product.
It’s a worthy investment for anyone using Star Guiders without laser guide.
It makes the calibration easy
This pointer fits the skywatcher star adventurer mini as well as its bigger brother, looking forward to trying it out soon, maybe even tonight?
The Quick Polar Finder makes it easy to align the Tracker to Polaris - it fits perfect on my SkyGuider.
I previously owned the MSM tracker with the laser pointer and loved how quick and easy it was to polar align. When I upgraded to the SWSA, I sorely missed the laser pointer so much that I actually hot glue gunned a cold shoe on the side of the SWSA and used the laser pointer from the MSM.
Fast forward a couple months and they came out with a laser pointer specifically for the SWSA and it has been so worth it! Once I calibrated my laser pointer, I was able to get locked on Polaris in seconds. If I wanted to after, I could remove the ladder and precisely polar align with the scope. This little tool has saved me minutes and the hassle of polar aligning with the SWSA. I highly recommend this item. If you do get this, make sure to calibrate the laser pointer first so that way it is in alignment.
This small gadget makes working with the Star Adventurer a lot easier and quicker, love it!
super product makes it so much easier and faster to allign
Used this at Joshua Tree. Super easy to use and made accurate polar aligning a snap. What would take 10 min now took 2 min. I am so happy they released this product
Using the quick polar finder on my ioptron skyguider pro has made polar alignment so much quicker and easier! I can move my tripod now to different compositions and realign with ease! I highly recommend this product to anyone who has this tracker.
The quick polar finder is a great bit of kit. It helps you align to Polaris quickly due to the green laser beam it projects into the sky. Once you’ve adjusted your SA tracker so it lines up with Polaris in the sky it’s visible in the polar scope of the tracker.